MongoDB Melbourne 2012

MongoDB Melbourne 2012

November 9th

MongoDB Melbourne is an annual one-day conference in Melbourne, Australia dedicated to the open source, non-relational database MongoDB. This year's conference will include new presentation topics, including:

  • 'Building Your First App with MongoDB' presented by David Hows, Support Engineer, 10gen
  • 'Operating MongoDB in the Cloud', presented by Adam Comerford, Support Engineer, 10gen
  • 'Let's go to Mars! Developing Rails Apps with MongoDB, OpenShift, and Andriod', presented by Krishna Raman, Senior Software Engineer, OpenShift
  • 'Indexing and Query Optimization', presented by Stephen Steneker, Support Engineer, 10gen

Call for speakers

Have a MongoDB experience that you want to share? Consider submitting a proposal to present, or join in with a lighting talk on the day of the conference.

MongoDB Melbourne Workshops

We are offering two in-depth, hands-on MongoDB workshops a day before MongoDB Melbourne.

These workshops are modules taken from our 3 day 10gen public trainings, which are currently offered only in New York, San Francisco, and London.

You can find the full workshop agenda here

Event Details

For more information, including speaker and sponsor info, please see below.


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9:30am - 9:45am


Stephen Steneker, Community Support Manager, MongoDB

9:50am - 10:30am

Building Your First App with MongoDB

David Hows, Technical Services Engineer, MongoDB

This talk will introduce the features of MongoDB by walking through how one can building a simple location-based checkin application using MongoDB. The talk will cover the basics of MongoDB's document model, query language, map-reduce framework and deployment architecture.

10:35am - 11:15am

Schema Design

Emily Stolfo, Ruby Engineer / Evangelist, MongoDB

One of the challenges that comes with moving to MongoDB is figuring how to best model your data. While most developers have internalized the rules of thumb for designing schemas for RDBMSs, these rules don't always apply to MongoDB. The simple fact that documents can represent rich, schema-free data structures means that we have a lot of viable alternatives to the standard, normalized, relational model. Not only that, MongoDB has several unique features, such as atomic updates and indexed array keys, that greatly influence the kinds of schemas that make sense. Understandably, this begets good questions...

11:15am - 11:30am

Coffee Break

11:30am - 12:10pm

Indexing and Query Optimization

Stephen Steneker, Community Support Manager, MongoDB

MongoDB supports a wide range of indexing options to enable fast querying of your data. In this talk we’ll cover how indexing works, the various indexing options, and cover use cases where each might be useful.

12:15pm - 12:55pm

Operating MongoDB in the Cloud

Adam Comerford, Senior Solutions Engineer, MongoDB

Caveats, tips and common issues to be aware of when operating MongoDB in the cloud. The primary examples will focus on Amazon EC2, but the principles covered can be applied to any cloud infrastructure.

12:55pm - 1:45pm

Lunch Break

1:45pm - 2:25pm

Let's go to Mars! Developing Rails Apps with MongoDB, OpenShift, and Android

Krishna Raman, Red Hat

In this session, we'll develop a Ruby on Rails app that makes use of Mongoid and MongoDB which can be accessed as a website or with the JSON API. We'll then deploy this app to OpenShift. What's OpenShift? It's Red Hat's open source, auto-scaling platform as a service. It helps you focus on code instead of managing servers and configuring software. We'll tie that into an Android application and let you volunteer for a simulated mission to Mars with the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation. By the end of this talk you will have all the pieces necessary to write your own Rails application backed by a MongoDB running on Red Hat's OpenShift platform as a service.

2:30pm - 3:10pm

Whiteboard Session

Come to this Q & A Session and learn about the MongoDB questions you and your fellow MongoDB Community members have.

3:15pm - 3:30pm

Coffee Break

3:30pm - 4:10pm

Lightning Talks

Talk about your MongoDB experience in a 5 minute lightning talk during this session - email with your ideas!

4:15pm - 4:55pm

Ask the Experts

Spend one on one time with the 10gen engineers - first come, first served.

5:00pm - 5:20pm

Keynote: Thank You

Stephen Steneker, Community Support Manager, MongoDB

5:20pm - 8:00pm

After Party

Trunk in the Rintel Room 275 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000


Coffee will be provided from 8 am - 9 am

Lunch will be provided from 12 pm - 2 pm

Water and assorted coffee refreshments will be available all day


$40 Valet on site


Melbourne Marriott Hotel Public Wifi


If you are speaking at MongoDB Melbourne you can find helpful information here


If you are sponsoring MongoDB Melbourne you can find helpful information here